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Tall Tales Lesson Bundle - 6 Library Lessons - American Folklore

$37.80

This bundle includes all six of my Tall Tales Lessons. I made them for librarians, but they can also be used in classrooms. All text is editable in PPT, PDF, and Google Slides. Includes activities, lesson plans, and recommended reads.

Paul Bunyan Library Lesson - Tall Tales - American Folklore

This Digital Library Lesson introduces tall tales and Paul Bunyan. The presentation has two parts: one for before the read-aloud and one for afterward. Also includes trivia questions / scavenger hunt page. All text is editable.

Library Lesson - Tall Tales - John Henry

This two-part Library Lesson reviews the characteristics of tall tales and tells the story of John Henry. Also includes trivia questions on a scavenger hunt page (for coloring!). All text is editable in PPT and Google Slides.

 

Library Lesson - Tall Tales - Johnny Appleseed

Studying tall tales or American folklore? Johnny Appleseed is a must! This 2-part library lesson includes a 34-slide presentation, recommended reads list, and scavenger hunt activity. All text is editable in PPT and Google Slides.

Pecos Bill Library Lesson - American Tall Tales (Grades 2-4)

Pecos Bill is a Texas tall tale about a cowboy who was raised by coyotes and rides on tornadoes. This 2-part library lesson includes a 33-slide presentation, recommended reads list, and scavenger hunt activity. All text is editable in PPT and Google Slides.

Davy Crockett Tall Tale - Elementary Library Lessons - American Folklore

This lesson is a must for Texas libraries and classrooms! The PowerPoint and Google Slides lesson discusses the real-life David Crockett and the tall tale of Davy Crockett. Includes The Alamo and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind. Editable in PPT and Google Slides.

Annie Oakley Tall Tale - Elementary Library Lessons - Calamity Jane

The Tall Tales Library Lesson series continues with sharpshooter Annie Oakley! Includes a 2-part library lesson, scavenger hunt, Recommended Reads, and an editable lesson plan aligned to TEKS, CCSS, and AASL standards. Calamity Jane is featured in Part II of the lesson.

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This bundle of American Tall Tales lessons includes everything you need to teach six American tall tales! Includes presentations and activities for: Paul Bunyan, John Henry, Johnny Appleseed, Pecos Bill, Annie Oakley, and Davy Crockett. These folklore lessons were created for librarians, but they also work in classrooms.

FAST FACTS FOR ALL TALL TALES LESSONS INCLUDED IN THIS BUNDLE

  • Recommended for: Grades 2-4
  • Lesson Duration: about 50 minutes for each character (total 300 minutes); each lesson has two parts that divide easily into 25 minutes each if you have shorter class periods.
  • Formats: PPT or Google Slides, PDF
  • Editable: YES, all text is editable

INCLUDES SIX LIBRARY LESSONS FOR SIX AMERICAN TALL TALES:

  • Paul Bunyan, Babe the Blue Ox, and hyperbole
  • John Henry, The Transcontinental Railroad, and dangers of working on the railroad
  • Johnny Appleseed, vegetarianism, and apples
  • Pecos Bill, Slue Foot Sue, tornadoes, and feral children
  • Annie Oakley, Calamity Jane, Frank Butler, and sharpshooting
  • Davy Crockett, Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett, and The Alamo

EACH TALL TALE LIBRARY LESSON INCLUDES

  • 30+ slide presentation, each with two sections
  • The first section tells the story of the American tall tale character, from birth to death.
  • The second section is fun facts about the tall tale character, plus more information about their time period and legacy. Set automatic timings in PPT or Google Slides to scroll these slides in the library or classroom.
  • Scavenger hunt activity–Students use the presentation and scrolling slides in section two to answer questions about the tall tale character.
  • Recommended Reads list related to the tall tale character–Print this list for students, teachers, and parents who want more tall tales! Includes six unique lists, one for each tall tale character.
  • Answer Key for scavenger hunt
  • pre-filled lesson plan template with CCSS, TEKS, and AASL standards–Need to turn in a lesson plan? I’ve done the essentials for you! Edit to add your own read-alouds or any changes you’d like to make.

Prefer TPT? Find this Tall Tales Lesson Bundle in my TPT store.

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$37.80

Paul Bunyan Library Lesson - Tall Tales - American Folklore

This Digital Library Lesson introduces tall tales and Paul Bunyan. The presentation has two parts: one for before the read-aloud and one for afterward. Also includes trivia questions / scavenger hunt page. All text is editable.

Library Lesson - Tall Tales - John Henry

This two-part Library Lesson reviews the characteristics of tall tales and tells the story of John Henry. Also includes trivia questions on a scavenger hunt page (for coloring!). All text is editable in PPT and Google Slides.

 

Library Lesson - Tall Tales - Johnny Appleseed

Studying tall tales or American folklore? Johnny Appleseed is a must! This 2-part library lesson includes a 34-slide presentation, recommended reads list, and scavenger hunt activity. All text is editable in PPT and Google Slides.

Pecos Bill Library Lesson - American Tall Tales (Grades 2-4)

Pecos Bill is a Texas tall tale about a cowboy who was raised by coyotes and rides on tornadoes. This 2-part library lesson includes a 33-slide presentation, recommended reads list, and scavenger hunt activity. All text is editable in PPT and Google Slides.

Davy Crockett Tall Tale - Elementary Library Lessons - American Folklore

This lesson is a must for Texas libraries and classrooms! The PowerPoint and Google Slides lesson discusses the real-life David Crockett and the tall tale of Davy Crockett. Includes The Alamo and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind. Editable in PPT and Google Slides.

Annie Oakley Tall Tale - Elementary Library Lessons - Calamity Jane

The Tall Tales Library Lesson series continues with sharpshooter Annie Oakley! Includes a 2-part library lesson, scavenger hunt, Recommended Reads, and an editable lesson plan aligned to TEKS, CCSS, and AASL standards. Calamity Jane is featured in Part II of the lesson.

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